How to Sync Galaxy S9 with Outlook
People greatly anticipated the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 not just because of the improved speakers, sleek design, or the fantastic display. The use of Samsung phones has become a lifestyle to many as it promises to deliver better convenience and more functionality with every release.
Yes, you can actually wrap your entire world around your Samsung Galaxy S9, especially with the help of tools like AkrutoSync. AkrutoSync allows your S9 to sync with Outlook, which automatically makes life a whole lot easier. Over 7 years of improvement and development has made it a trustworthy tool that will help your S9 and Outlook work as one.
Syncing Your Samsung Galaxy S9 with Your Outlook Calendar
Samsung Smart Switch comes to mind when talking about synchronizing data between an Android device and a laptop or PC. It can be a useful tool, especially if you’ve just upgraded to your S9 and would like to transfer data from your old phone to the new one.
However, it is not a secret among Android users that Smart Switch comes with a lot of issues. A quick review of user insights reveal problems about file duplicates when syncing, among other things.
Here are just a few of the complaints you’ll see about Samsung Smart Switch on customer reviews, especially on the Google Play Store:
- Syncing is not seamless and does not complete the entire cycle sometimes.
- System updates could wipe out data without giving a fair warning.
- App does not recognize other apps and does not backup their data.
- It does not sync info from iOS well.
- Customer service is inefficient and unable to answer questions.
This is why a lot of people (especially Outlook users) have been switching to AkrutoSync. Just imagine how much information you have on your Outlook. Your calendar alone probably carries a lot of information and allows you to organize your time the most efficient way possible.
How to Import Contacts from Outlook to Samsung Phone
Because AkrutoSync was built especially for Outlook users, it knows exactly how to synchronize your data accurately. The video below gives you a quick preview of how this is done. Although the video uses Galaxy S8, the steps are essentially the same for the S9.
Syncing Your Galaxy S9 with Your Outlook Contacts
Your contacts are an integral part of your workload, so it’s understandable that you want the syncing of data to be as seamless as possible. A few minutes lost trying to transfer the right information from one device to another is a few minutes lost in productivity.
Manually exporting your contacts always works. It’s exactly how we used to move data from one place to another in the past, after all. However, this is exactly why apps like AkrutoSync are now in demand. The traditional way of doing things is extremely time-consuming. You would also have to manually export any contact info anytime you add or change something. This is error-prone. In addition, you open up the risk of losing important information because this process does not exactly back up any data onto your phone.
Synchronizing your Outlook contacts is also convenient because as long as you are connected online, whether at work or at home, you will be able to sync your Galaxy phone or tablet. This means that you don’t ever have to stay glued to your seat to complete the process.
Syncing Your Samsung Galaxy S9 with Your Outlook Tasks
Knowing how vast the Android market is, it’s no surprise that many users have productivity apps meant not only to organize their contacts and schedule, but to coordinate tasks as well.
There are a number of apps meant solely for to-do lists, but more often than not, there is no option for users to synchronize the existing tasks on their Outlook. Although this may be acceptable for some, the busier and more engaged you are in your business or line of work, the less you’ll appreciate the hassle of switching from one app to Outlook just to make sure you have everything covered.
Using AkrutoSync, you can set the system to automatically sync your to-do list with the tasks on your Outlook. This can be done during the setup process.
The most convenient part? Once you have set up your Akruto to sync your Outlook tasks with your Galaxy S9, every single task you add to your Outlook will automatically be synced on your smartphone as well.
Syncing Your Samsung Galaxy S9 with Your Outlook Notes
Outlook is so convenient that it also allows you to save notes. This makes it a handy tool when you’re attending a meeting or are taking notes in the meeting of a conference call. But this convenience ends if you are unable to access these important notes the moment you pull out your Samsung S9 from your
The great news is, there are a number of apps that allow you to maximize your phone by allowing syncing between your S9 and your Outlook, and AkrutoSync is one of them.
Sadly, Samsung’s S-Note app is not compatible with Outlook. That’s okay. You can download Tasks and Notes for MS Exchange and sync your Outlook Notes through it. The Touchdown app is also an option you can choose.
Syncing Your Samsung Galaxy S9 via Wi-Fi, the Internet, or USB Cable
One huge advantage of working on your Samsung Galaxy S9 is the convenience of having a number of different options to sync, access, and transfer files.
For instance, you can sync your information using the Cloud. However, you have to be careful about possible privacy issues. Ensure that you’re getting topnotch protection when working over the Cloud. Of course, the most secure services would also cost more.
Syncing your Samsung Galaxy S9 via Wi-Fi is a more secure option if privacy matters to you. This way your data always stays within your own network.
You can also use AkrutoSync to sync over the Internet without using the Cloud. Your phone connects directly to your computer over the Internet, without storing your data on any Cloud servers. The setup process is a little more involved, but this is a good option for those who need it
AkrutoSync can be used via these different channels. The only downside here is that Akruto does not allow syncing via USB cable. But with constant connectivity everywhere you go, this does not really pose a huge problem. Besides, this saves you from the trouble of having to carry a cable with you everywhere you go.
Frequently Asked Questions When Syncing Galaxy S9
Do I need to upgrade my Outlook just because I’m using a new Samsung phone?
No, there is no need for you to upgrade your Outlook, especially if you use AkrutoSync. You see, Akruto works no matter what version your Outlook is and regardless of what smartphone you’re using. As long as your two devices are connected, your data will sync.
I have an iPhone and a Samsung S9. Can I sync my data to both devices?
Yes, as long as you have Outlook, you can freely sync data from your computer onto both phones. AkrutoSync was created specifically to cater to Outlook users, so you need the software before you can start syncing your data.
I have thousands of contacts in Outlook, plus a calendar that’s always filled. What’s the best type of connection to use?
Wi-Fi is still the best connection to use if you have a lot of data to sync between your devices. Not only does this provide a highly secure connection, it also ensures that the exchange of data is fast and seamless.
What if I need to sync both my Outlook Notes and my Outlook Calendar?
It doesn’t matter what data within your Outlook you need to sync. As long as it’s in your Outlook, AkrutoSync can work on it. You can also choose to sync only your Calendar, if you want. It all depends on how you customize the settings. You can choose to sync only a few data categories, or you can sync everything. Depending on what’s ticked on the checklist, Akruto will automatically sync data the moment it notices something added or changed.
What if I added a new contact and I have two other devices. What do I need to do to get AkrutoSync to add the new contact to those two devices?
Nothing! If you’ve already setup your AkrutoSync before, then there’s nothing else to worry about. AkrutoSync will automatically add the new data to your devices.
Why do you discourage users from syncing information via Cloud?
You can trust your Cloud providers, especially if you choose the most reputable ones. But it’s not them that poses the problem – it’s outside elements that could attempt to break into the Cloud.
We’ve seen this all before – private and sensitive information being leaked online because hackers managed to find a way to get into some random Cloud. Knowing how vital and sensitive your Outlook data is, would you really entrust all that to something open to threats?
Convenient and Reliable
Once all your settings are in place, Akruto syncs automatically no matter where you are. There‘s no need to carry around an additional device or plug anything in. You don’t even have to press any buttons to trigger the syncing process – it does this automatically.
AkruroSync also makes sure that it does not miss syncing any data, nor does it create duplicates. Your files remain as organized as ever.
Safe and Secure
Security is something we take seriously, which is why we make sure the data you’re syncing is well-protected at all times. Syncing is done directly from one device to another. There’s no in between (like the Cloud, for example), so you are 100% sure that your data does not get lost or compromised.
Probably the biggest advantage of using AkrutoSync is its Synchronization History feature. Human error is imminent, and a lot of people have lost precious data because of this fact over the years. Through this feature, you can easily undo any changes you made by mistake. You can even restore files that you deleted by mistake.
Unlimited Data Syncing
It doesn’t matter how much data you’re trying to sync. Akruto does not impose any limits – you can sync all you can, whenever you can.
Every modern professional uses a number of devices – laptops, desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. And it only makes sense that you want your data accessible no matter which of your devices you use. It doesn’t even matter if your devices are from different manufacturers or use different types of operating systems.
AkrutoSync also allows you to use your phone’s built-in apps, unlike other products that force you to use no other system but theirs.
Outlook is definitely an all-in-one package. It’s not even a surprise that it continues to be on top of the list when it comes to productivity apps. This is exactly why you need something that works hand in hand with it so that you can bring the best of both worlds into your mobile gadgets.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Review
Is the Samsung Galaxy S9 the best Android phone on the market? Can it match up to the new Google Pixel 3 and the iPhone XS?
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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 had big shoes to fill following the excellent S8. For the most part, it doesn’t disappoint. Its bright screen and slim bezels look great, and it speeds through tasks with aplomb. Almost a year old now, the S9 almost represents a value alternative to its rivals with recent price-drops. However, unique Samsung quirks make the experience clunkier than it should be.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 was a real game-changer in the world of flagship phones. Its nearly bezel-free design really put the heat on the Google and Apple competition, making the Pixel and iPhones look out-of-date in an instant. Not to mention it had a great camera, quality screen, and impressive battery life while remaining slim and wieldy. It wasn’t quite alchemy, but it was the next best thing.
Making a marked improvement on the S8 was going to be tough, and it seems like Samsung hasn’t tried to. Instead, it’s chosen to make a handful of tweaks here-and-there to improve the S9, without trying to push the boat out.
The S9 launched almost two years ago now, and it’s starting to feel a bit long in the tooth, especially when compared to the Samsung S10 series. However, might the S9 be a very enticing bargain in 2021?
In this review:
Samsung Galaxy S9 Design
Simply put, the Samsung S9 is one of the best-looking phones on sale. The curved screen makes whatever is on screen cascade down the sides beautifully. In practice, it doesn’t give you much more in the way of extra screen size; all of your apps simply stay within the bounds of the flat screen. The curved screen does mean that you get access to a feature called Edge Panels, which resembles a little tray of select functions pinned to the side of screen. With it, you can contact your favorite people quickly, gain swift access to certain apps, take Smart screenshots, and more. It’s a neat use of the curved screen, but not a game-changer. The rear of the S9 is constructed from glass, but it won’t slide around your hand or on angled surfaces thanks to a glossy finish. The rear glass panel also curves up towards the sides of phone, which helps the S9 fit neatly in hand. This makes it easier to reach the far-flung corners of the S9’s 5.8-inch screen.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Camera
Smartphone cameras are all the rage these days, and the S9’s camera is a peach. You heard us the first time, though: That’s camera, singular. Samsung decided to reserve dual-cameras for the bigger, pricier S9. However, you shouldn’t feel too short-changed. The S9’s camera performs excellently across a variety of conditions. Well-lit daytime shots are crisp, packing tons of detail without suffering from the overexposure that haunts some phone cameras (we’re looking at you, iPhone XS).
The S9 also manages to capture shots in poor light brilliantly, seemingly drawing light out of the ether. Like many smartphones nowadays, the S9 also offers fancy software features which allow you to imitate functions seen on full-frame DSLRs. For example, the “Selective Focus mode” allows you to create the impression of changing the aperture size on a camera to blur or sharpen the background of a picture.
It works relatively well, and you can even edit the blurring after you’ve taken the picture. However, you only get three choices for the way your background is presented – blurry, less blurry and sharp. Apple’s similar Portrait Mode, on the other hand, offers a slider to adjust the ‘aperture’, giving users greater control over the aperture effects in their photos. Another oversight is that while the Selective Focus mode is available on the front camera – known as Selfie Focus mode – you cannot edit the degree of blurring either pre- or post-shot.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Features
The quality of features on the S9 represent something of a mixed bag. Some work brilliantly, and genuinely benefit the user. Some of its features, however, are simply confounding. AR Emoji Samsung’s answer to Apple’s Animoji. It works just as well as its Apple counterpart, but as it focuses on cartoony likenesses of the user, it doesn’t feel quite as irreverent as Apple’s use of emoji and animals. Always-on Display Samsung phones have had always-on displays for a while now, and the tech is certainly no longer groundbreaking. However, it’s still a very useful feature. Dolby Atmos The Samsung Galaxy S9 supports Dolby’s latest surround sound technology, Atmos. Atmos essentially creates more targeted sound waves, leading to the impression of having speakers to your sides and behind you. We tried it out on the Samsung S9 and, while the effect on the phone’s speakers was noticeable – the sound definitely seemed to be more targeted based to different sides of our body – the practical applications feel limited. Netflix and YouTube, for example, don’t support Atmos, and really, if you want proper surround sound, you should do it at home. Bixby Poor old Bixby. Samsung seems determined to persist with its ill-fated Smart assistant, even in the face of the increasingly powerful Google Assistant and Amazon’s popular Alexa. The phone even includes a dedicated button on its side to wake Bixby, but fortunately, you can change the function of this button to something more beneficial. You can also change the default Smart assistant to either Google Assistant or Alexa. And you definitely should. Intelligent Scan Pick up an S9, and you’ll likely see a red dot in the left-hand corner of the top bezel. That’s Samsung Intelligent Scan in action – a face recognition and iris scan technology which you can use to unlock your phone, and even operate some apps that require extra authentication (banking apps, for example). In practice, it works well. The phone unlocks quickly and typically at the first go. It’s sometimes flummoxed by glasses and hats; considering it uses an iris scanner, this is slightly disappointing. The rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is still a fine alternative, though. Expandable memory A real trump card for the S9 is that it can support micro-SD cards. These can upgrade the storage on your phone at a stroke by up to 400GB, making the unlimited photo storage on the Google Pixel 3 less of a deal-breaker and the paltry standard storage option on the iPhone XS seem behind-the-times.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Review
Samsung Galaxy S9 packs a lovely display, great camera and a design that is still one of the best. It’s also available at a much lower price than the Galaxy S10.
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Samsung Galaxy S9
Following on from the S8, the Samsung Galaxy S9 seemed to be a case of Samsung playing it safe, with not enough changes for our liking to make this a truly stand-out phone. With the launch of the Galaxy S10, the S9 has to be re-evaluated, particularly as its price has dropped. Now, with many similar features to the S10, including the high-quality OLED display and fantastic camera, the S9 is now a great alternative choice for people that want flagship specs but at a lower price, making it arguably a better choice today than it was at launch.
What is the Samsung Galaxy S9?
When the Samsung Galaxy S9 was first released, I didn’t think that it made much progress over the Galaxy S8, but today we have to look at it in a different light. While the Samsung Galaxy S10 is clearly the better handset, with Samsung making big strides forward and adding new features, price has to be taken into account, with the S9 a far cheaper handset. There’s also the rumoured upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – both of which look set to be announced on February 11.
Samsung Galaxy S9 – Design
With the 2017 Galaxy S8, Samsung introduced a shift in phone design that followed through market-wide. A big bezel was out, to be replaced by a larger screen that pushed right to the edges. It was a much-needed change in a market where phones had started to feel stale.
The Galaxy S9 retains this familiar overall look, which is hardly something to complain about when you consider that, a couple of years on, the S8 is still one of slickest phones around.
It might look like the S8, but there’s no arguing that the S9 is one good-looking phone
The S9 sees the bezel thickness above and below the display reduce further. In addition, the fingerprint scanner has been moved to a more suitable location beneath the camera, rather than being tucked tightly beside it. However, it still feels a tad on the small side, and there’s noticeable lag as it jumps you to the homescreen.
The metal and glass body retains its curved display, IP68 water-resistance rating and microSD card slot. The aluminium rim has been strengthened and the Gorilla Glass 5 coating the screen has been thickened. As someone who smashed a Galaxy S8 after knocking it off a bed onto a carpeted floor, this is a welcome upgrade.
You’ll find a dedicated Bixby button below the volume rocker, with the lock-switch on the other side. I dislike the fact that the extra button can only be used with a virtual assistant – I turned it off completely after a day of use – but Bixby remains a huge push for Samsung and, hopefully, it might get a bit better when version 2.0 hits later in the year.
The extra button below the volume rocker can be used for a voice assistant
Having used both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, I much prefer the smaller model over its larger brother. I think the 5.8-inch display is big enough, while the phone itself is perfectly sized to use in one hand. There are lots of Android phones that are bigger than this, but the S9 sets itself apart by fitting all the high-end specs into something a little smaller.
Samsung Galaxy S9 – Screen
Like all of Samsung’s recent flagships, the S9’s display draws you in instantly with its rich colours and fantastic contrast. It’s still a slightly curved 5.8-inch AMOLED quad-HD panel, and even though little has changed aside from a slight bump in brightness, it’s one of the best displays I’ve seen.
What impresses most about the screen is the customisation options on offer. In its default ‘Adaptive’ mode colours are saturated and rich, with a dominant blue hue – personally, I find this slightly too much. Switch to DCI-P3 colour gamut covering ‘AMOLED cinema’ mode and everything feels easier on the eyes. It’s even possible to customise the colours, reducing the amount of blue, green and red.
The AMOLED screen is as good as we’ve come to expect from Samsung
There’s full support for mobile HDR10 and the S9 can stream HDR content from sources such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. This provides movies and TV shows with better contrast and enables them to use a wider gamut of colours. Watch a programme that features numerous dark scenes, such as Altered Carbon. and you’ll notice the difference right away. This is far from the first phone to boast HDR support, but I haven’t yet seen a phone display it as well.
A blue light filter mode makes this super-bright screen much better for viewing before you sleep by turning everything orange. This can be scheduled to automatically turn on each night.
Viewing angles are good, as is outdoor visibility, but you’ll notice a slight blue shift along the curved edges of the display. This is one of the downsides of OLED; you’ll see it on most phones using the tech. Samsung’s displays do deal with the issue far better than those produced by LG – and used on the Google Pixel 2 – and you’ll really only notice the blue if you go looking for it.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 early rumors and what we want to see
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 series is expected to arrive sometime in 2023. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra are some of the best Android tablets out there and we expect the same from the upcoming lineup.
Samsung hasn’t officially announced the Galaxy Tab S9 but rumors and alleged leaks have already begun surfacing. Details are scarce, but based on what we know, Samsung’s upcoming flagship tablets won’t be radically different from their current incarnations. But even if that’s the case, they should still be among the best tablets if they’re similar to the 2022 models.
Here’s everything we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 tablets so far and what we want to see.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: Rumored release date
The Elec claims Samsung postponed the development of the tablets due to the lesser demand for tech products caused by the slow economy. The Galaxy Tab S8 line was released in early 2022 and some believed the successor line would similarly release in the first half of 2023. If this report is accurate, it would explain why the new tablets haven’t even been announced yet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: Price speculation
We’ve yet to hear anything about pricing so all we can do is take an educated guess.
Given the state of the economy, we don’t believe Samsung will significantly raise the price of the new tablets — if it even raises them at all. The current line started at 699, 899 and 1,099 (respectively) so it’s possible we’ll see similar pricing. But again, that’s pure guesswork on our part.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 design
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus renders have allegedly leaked. If the leaked CAD-based renders shared by OnLeaks (via WolfofTablet) are authentic, the Tab S9 Plus will be similarly sized to the Tab S8 Plus.
As you can see from the render above, the new tablet retains the Tab S8 Plus’ svelte design, with relatively slim bezels and somewhat matte aluminum chassis. There’s no sign of the magnetic strip the Tab 8 had in these renders. So either it’s been removed by Samsung or simply missed out in this case.
Going by these renders, expect the 12.4-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate to still be a feature. The dimensions of 11.2 x 7.2 x 0.2 inches could be kept as well. Given we liked the Galaxy Tab 8 series, this isn’t a bad thing. The most interesting bit is how the groove for the S Pen on the back of the Tab 9 Plus looks to be further apart from the cameras, which drops the pill-shaped module of the Tab S8 Plus in favor of two separate cameras.
Given how these cameras look similar to those found on the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Ultra, we can guess that the Tab S9 Plus will come with the upgraded cameras seen on two of the best Android phones. For augmented reality apps and other creative tools, improved cameras could be a plus. The Galaxy S23 cameras comprise a 50MP augmented by a 12MP ultrawide shooter and a 10MP telephoto lens.
While we don’t expect the Tab S9 Plus to have the telephoto camera, if it got the other two cameras it would have a big upgrade on the 13MP main and 6MP ultra-wide cameras of the Tab S8 Plus. For people working on AR apps or working on digital art that combines real-world images, then such a camera upgrade is intriguing; but we’re just speculating here.
Another potential key upgrade is better dust and water protection. The Tab S9 Plus is said to boast a respectable IP67 waterproof rating, which will make it considerably more durable than its predecessor, which had no such rating.
It’s also worth noting that Samsung is tipped to launch a foldable Galaxy Z Tab alongside the Galaxy Tab S9 series, but this would be a separate model.
Regarding the entry-level model, display analyst Ross Young posted that it would pack an OLED display.
After the Galaxy Tab S6, which had an OLED panel, Samsung reserved the display technology for the premium models of the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S8 series; with entry-level versions packing LCD panels. If Ross’ latest tweet is accurate, all three expected Galaxy Tab S9 tablets will have OLED displays. This would make the 11-inch tablet more enticing.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 specs
When it comes to under-the-hood improvements, the Tab S9 Plus will likely feature the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip as seen in the Galaxy S23. That chipset offers impressive flagship-grade performance and we’d expect the same for the Tab S9 Plus, only with the potential for better heat dispersion meaning higher performance for longer.
In fact, the leaker @Tech_Reve reported on a Geekbench results for the purported Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra (SM-X916B). It notched a single-core score of 2,054 and a multi-core total of 5,426. The Galaxy S23 Ultra averages a single-core score of 1,870 and a multi-core score of 4,938.
Leaker Revegnus tweeted that the Tab S9 Ultra will have a 10,880mAh battery, which would be smaller than the Tab S8 Ultra’s 11,220mAh battery. Phone Arena reports that the entry-level Tab S9 will pack a 8,500mAh battery instead of the 8,000 mAh of its predecessor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: What we want to see
Improved Dex mode
Dex mode is a useful feature for those who like using tablets as pseudo laptops. This mode readjusts and repositions apps and Windows to make a tablet or phone display look more like a desktop or proper laptop. It’s a clever feature that mostly works as intended. However, if you frequently use laptops, you’ll find DeX mode lacking. It’s responsive enough to use, but it doesn’t feel as snappy or as fast as Windows 11.
We want a more responsive Dex mode this time around. We’re not asking for it to be on par with Windows, but if actions like moving the cursor across the screen and opening apps are faster, it will improve the overall user experience.
Better Book Cover Keyboard for the Ultra model
In my Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review, I said that its Book Cover Keyboard was an indispensable peripheral. The large keyboard is generally good to type on and I appreciate the S Pen compartment on the back cover. The Book Cover Keyboard also protects the Tab S8 against accidental drops.
With that said, I don’t think Samsung’s peripheral is on par with the Apple Magic Keyboard. The latter keeps an iPad locked in place and the keyboard portion provides a solid and sturdy base. The Book Cover Keyboard feels flimsy in comparison. Because the kickstand on the Book Cover Keyboard is so thin, it can sometimes be difficult to prop the Tab S8 Ultra up without it falling over due to its size.
A sturdier keyboard peripheral would make using the Tab S9 Ultra more pleasant to use. Combine that with an improved Dex mode and perhaps this tablet could be a legitimate laptop replacement for some folks.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 is still very much a rumor at this point so it’s best to take everything in this article with a healthy dose of skepticism. With that said, it’s likely Samsung will release a follow up to the Tab S8 series at some point in the future. For now, stay tuned for more news.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: Everything you need to know
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S range might not be quite as dominant as its Galaxy S smartphone stablemate, but if you’re looking for a premium Android tablet that isn’t an iPad, it’s an excellent option.
New reports indicate that you might want to hold off buying the current iteration though, as an updated version could be arriving soon. Here’s all we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 be released?
There’s been no official word from Samsung at the time of writing, so we’ll need to look at the past models, as well as rumours doing the rounds, for when we might see the new hardware make its debut.
Here’s when the previous Galaxy Tab iterations were released:
The S8 range was a bit of a departure from form, moving the traditional summer release forward to February. With that month now gone, we won’t be seeing a repeat in 2023, so we’d expect a return to the July/August 2023 window.
SamMobile reports essentially that, claiming that Samsung will hold an Unpacked event in the last week of July, revealing the Tab S9 series alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 foldables and the Galaxy Watch 6.
As for which Tab S9 models to expect, we’re a little uncertain. Last year’s line included regular, Plus, and Ultra models, and we expect the same this year. But SamMobile has also found evidence pointing towards two separate cheaper models – perhaps both a Tab S9 FE and a Tab S9 Lite? If so, it’s not clear if they would launch alongside the main models, or later in the year – Samsung’s usual approach with its FE and Lite options.
How much will the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 cost?
Again, Samsung has yet to confirm a price on the new tablets, so looking back should give us some clues.
Here’s the launch for the last few Samsung tablets:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – 699/£649
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 – 899/£849
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – 1,099/£999
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 – 649/£619
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 – 849/£799
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE – 529/£449
We’d say it’s reasonable to expect the Galaxy Tab S9 range to come in at around the same price as the S8 models, albeit with the potential for a slight increase as the financial situation around the world remains somewhat challenging for both manufacturers and customers.
What will be the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 specs and features?
In April, renowned leaker OnLeaks put together some CAD renders of what he says is the Galaxy Tab S9:
Along with this remarkably complete render, OnLeaks suggested that the Plus-size version of the Tab S9 will have a 12.4in display, dimensions of 285.4 x 185.4 x 5.64mm, four speakers, and dual rear cameras.
We’re still waiting to see renders or dimensions as detailed for the other models in the line-up (though prolific leaker Ice Universe has tweeted that the Ultra will have the same dimensions as last year’s), but it’s a safe bet that they’ll pop up online eventually.
The other physical detail we think we know is that the Tab S9 series as a whole will include at least an IP67 rating, meaning the tablets should be safe from dust and survive immersion in water up to a depth of 1 metre for 30 minutes – Ice thinks the Ultra may have the even tougher IP68 certification. Even Apple hasn’t committed to an IP rating for any of its iPad models, so this could be a bit of a coup for Samsung if true.
Now, as for internal specs, it’s been widely agreed that all three core models in the Tab S9 range will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy – that’s the customised version of the flagship chipset that appeared in the Galaxy S23 series, with some very slight overclocking compared to the regular edition.
We’ve now seen evidence of that in Geekbench listings for all three models featuring the overclocked 8 Gen 2, paired with 8-12GB of RAM. Ice Universe reported that the Ultra model could come with up to 16GB RAM, and another tweet points towards three Ultra options: 8128GB, 12256GB, and 16512GB.
As for those two FE/Lite models mentioned earlier, they’ve also popped up on Geekbench, but interestingly appear to be running the Exynos 1380, with 6GB and 8GB of RAM respectively. The 1380 is one of Samsung’s own chipsets, the one used in its recent mid-range Galaxy A54 phone, where it proved surprisingly strong.
Thanks to Ice we have a few more specs for the Ultra, but they basically all match last year’s model: a 14.6in 2960 x 1848 display, 11200mAh battery, and 45W charging. It’ll be 10g heavier than last year, at 737g, but otherwise sounds very similar.
The regular model should at least get a slightly larger battery, with GalaxyClub reporting it will use a cell with a rated capacity of 8160mAh – 400mAh more than its predecessor.
Finally – and perhaps less excitingly – the updated S Pen stylus has passed FCC certification. The listing doesn’t reveal any updates to the stylus hardware, but does add to the sense that the tablets’ launch can’t be too far off.
Aside from these choice morsels, there’s nothing else being reported so far about the new tablets, although the possible release dates mean things shouldn’t stay a mystery for long. In the meantime, check out our roundups of the best Android tablets and best tablets to see which other devices are out there.